I'm Alex Kearney, a PhD student studying Computer Science at the University of Alberta. I focus on Artificial Intelligence and prosthetics.

When I'm not playing with robots, I hang out with the indieweb community, drink tea, and scubadive.

I got to drive in a Canadian #autonomouscar today! 🚘 🇨🇦 # sucansummit



Solar Eclipse 2017

I talk about my weekend trip flying down to Wyoming to see the solar eclipse.


Go time. ✈️🌞


Landing in Billings; en route to the #eclipse ✈️



Swimming With the Fishes: Visiting Ripley's Aquarium


In Ann Arbour for #RLDM 👩🏼‍💻


Man, AirBNB hosts can be awful.


Where I'm living for the next two weeks. #yyc


Hogmanay

I went back to Edinburgh for hogmanay this year and it was pretty excellent.


Passau

My last stop on the Danube: Passau, Germany. It's a tiny town which is notable for it's gothic and baroque architecture.


Melk Abbey

The sight I was most excited about: Melk Abbey. It's *very* baroque.


Kloster Nurnberg

An austrian monastery established in 1114.


St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna

A gothic cathedral in Vienna. It's got a really good clock.


Imperial Treasury Vienna

The Viennese treasury. Filled with ridiculous things: The Holy Roman Empire's Crown, one of the largest emeralds in the world, etc.


Budapest

Unexpectedly fun city of the trip: Budapest.


Belgrade

An odd foray into Serbia: It's a weird city with sad history.


Tarnova, Caras-Severin

A stop in Romania to say I stopped in Romania. Went to see an oddity: a church built in the 1970s.


Vidin

My last stop in Bulgaria before getting on a boat and heading down the Danube.


I am okay.


Greetings from Passau.


Sofia

Day one on my trip down the danube: Sofia, Bulgaria. I walked around some of the popular sights, seeing orthodox cathedrals, Serdician ruins, and an actual yellow-brick road.


Greetings from wine (Wachau).


Greetings from Budapest.


Favourite things: when airport security decides to open sanitary napkins when searching luggage.